Friday, October 15, 2010

Pictures of the big rain - just the beginning

 Our little creek, which this time last year was dry, is now a river for the 3rd time in as many months. But this is the biggest river we have seen yet - the roar from the back and front doors is incredible. The rain is blowing at right angles and looks like a moving curtain in the breeze. Thankgoodness we have a house on a hill. Nature is putting on a spectacular show once again. I'm not sure how we are going to get out to meet the school bus.
One of the waterfalls on the back hill.

the two dams have now turned into a raging river

The pump station about to be flooded too
Poor trees trying to stay upright in the torrent

beyond the dry stone wall - water rising

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And a swarm of bees in a pear tree

We are very lucky at Wren's Nest to have a variety of ornamental and fruiting pear trees. This is the last pear tree to flower each year- the fruiting variety. This year it is an absolute picture of beauty - and the bees from up the road agree. I hope they are making lovely honey - and pollinating the flowers to make lovely pears in 2011. Thank goodness for bees. It is a shame about the pears perfume - well it's not exactly a perfume - more a pong - but the incredible show makes up for this.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Canberra Times Feature

Thank you to the Canberra Times who asked me to write a piece for their Designer Talk feature for Homelife in the Relax section which was published today. Picking up the paper from the front gate has never been quite so excitting.